This year, I’m off to France to learn French!

Would you like to learn or improve your French? Why not come to France for a total-immersion experience?

Whether you’re here for a short or long stay; whether you’re in Paris or one of France’s regions; whether you’re beginning your language study at square one or have very specific objectives - whatever your circumstances you’re sure to find a language center that can meet your needs.

I can choose my programme and set off to discover the French regions with Immersion France

Immersion France is a free, multilingual app for mobile phones and tablets, available for Apple devices and for Android, allowing users to choose a stay in France based on their language skills and on their preferences. It includes:

- A catalogue listing the best selection of learning centres in France: Qualité Français Langue Étrangère label, Qualité Unosel label, Qualité Office contract and centres which are members of the Campus France forum;
- Help with organizing a made-to-measure stay;
- An interactive map to discover French regions;
- and much more!

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I can choose my short-stay programme and my summer school with Campus France

I choose from the over 300 programmes listed on the Campus France website, organised by:

- Region: sea or mountain, city or country
- Season: summer or winter
- Field: Arts, culture, environment, human and social sciences, etc.
- Required level of studies
- Certification
- Activities: tourism, gastronomy/oenology, sport, arts

For more information, visit the Campus France website.


I can be sure of excellent quality thanks to the Qualité Français Langue Etrangère label

The guarantee of high-quality classes and services: the Qualité français langue étrangère label.

This label is the result of a quality-assurance process undertaken by the Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation, the Ministry of Culture and the Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs. It aims to identify, recognize and promote the French language learning centres at which high-quality of teaching and services are guaranteed.

For more information, visit the website of "Qualité français langue étrangère".


Travelling to France

All foreign nationals can apply for a visa to study French in France without necessarily having a study project upon completion of their French language course.

1. I am mainly travelling for the purposes of study:

- I will be staying for less than three months: if I am a national of a country which requires a short-stay visa, I can apply for one.
- I will be staying for more than three months and my training will lead to a recognized academic or vocation qualification: I can apply for a long-stay study visa which also serves as a residence permit (VLS-TS, 4-12 months) or a temporary long-stay visa (VLS-T, 4-12 months).

2. My studies in France are not recognized and are a secondary activity:

My language study holiday will not lead to an academic or vocational qualification, or my language school does not meet the criteria set out by the law.

- I will be staying for less than three months: if I am a national of a country which requires a short-stay visa, I can apply for a short-stay visa for a private visit.
- I will be staying for more than three months: I can apply for a long-stay visa which also serves as a visitor residence permit (VLS-TS visitor visa) or a temporary long-stay visitor visa (VLS-T, 4-12 months). Another option: a working holiday visa, if I am a national of a country which has signed such an agreement with France.


Dernière modification : 18/08/2017

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